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Tribute Weekend Honoring our Holocaust Survivors

  • Oheb Zedek Cedar Sinai Synagogue 23749 Cedar Road Beachwood, OH, 44122 United States (map)

Shabbat, July 29th

Rabbi Zvi Leshem, Scholar in Residence

Shacharit at 9 am
Drasha at 11 am

Holocaust and Faith: Insights from the Piaseczner Rebbe through the Lens of a Survivor's Child

Tribute to Survivors followed by a special kiddush lunch

Seudah Shlishit at 8 pm

The Inner Light of Tisha B'Av in the Writings of the Hasidic Masters


Son of our members Mike and Sylvia Blain, Rabbi Zvi Leshem grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He made Aliyah with his wife Julie in 1979. He was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and holds a doctorate from Bar Ilan University in Chassidic Thought. He is the Director of the Gershom Scholem Collection at the National Library of Israel.

Sunday, July 30th

Guest Speaker, Irene Marocco, LISW

Community Breakfast at 10am

Growing up Second Generation

Breakfast is co-sponsored by Kol Israel Foundation


A psychotherapist, Ms. Marocco has worked with a variety of patients since she obtained her MSW from Ohio State University in 1986. She holds a BS from Case Western Reserve University and an MA from John Carroll University. During her 24 years with Jewish Family Service Association she served as Director of Refugee Resettlement, conducted DBT groups, and provided counseling for those with a variety of mental health issues. She also holds LISW-S and LICDC-S certifications, and currently offers therapy services in a private practice setting. 

Both programs are free and open to the community
RSVP by calling 216-382-6566 or e-mail to
23749 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst (west of Legacy Village)

Earlier Event: June 22
Kol Israel Annual Meeting
Later Event: August 6
2017 Kol Israel Picnic